Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) G.Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi Rottnest Island, Western Australia
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Melobesia frondosa Dufour 1861: 39
Published in: Dufour, L. (1861). Quadro delle Melobesie del mare di Genova. Comm. Soc. crittog. italica 1: 37-40.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lithophyllum stictiforme (Areschoug) Hauck
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), leafy.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Woelkerling et al. (1993) studied the lectotype and concluded that it was a heterotypic synonym of Lithophyllum grandiusculum; however Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi (1996: 120) concluded that the pore canal shape of tetrasporangia conceptacles of M. frondosa is quite different from that of L. grandiusculum.
Womersley (1996: 233) cites Lithophyllum frondosum as the accepted name. - (7 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: San Nazzaro, Genoa, Italy (Furnari, Cormaci & Alongi 1996: 121). Lectotype: L. Dufour; date not indicated; PC unnumbered, Thuret-Bornet Herbarium (algal fascicle 132, filed under Lithophyllum expansum); designated by Woelkerling, Penrose & Chamberlain, 1993: 327 (Woelkerling 1998: 372).
Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.
Furnari, F., Cormaci, M. & Alongi, G. (1996). Lithophyllum frondosum (Dufour) comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta): the species to which Mediterranean 'Pseudolithophyllum expansum' should be referred. European Journal of Phycology 31: 117-122, 11 figs, 2 tables.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 09 August 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 07 April 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 November 2019.